PETG, PCTA, and PCTG are glycol-modified copolyesters, or otherwise known as “glass” polymers.
PMMA, being the first transparent thermoplastic material, contributed to the use of plastic materials as a substitute for optically transparent glass applications.
Glass containers offer a highly sustainable solution to your packaging needs. Glass is 100% recyclable and if recycled properly it will never lose its purity or its quality no matter how many times it is reused. Glass recycling is also an efficient and effective process that can turn old glass bottles into a completely new product. This recyclability is not only important for the environment, but also for manufacturers, because it can save money and reduce emissions.
With environmental concerns on the rise, post-consumer resin (PCR) can be used as a ‘green’ alternative to your packaging solution. PCR resin is the recycled product of plastic waste created by consumers. Depending on the project, PCR materials can offer many benefits, such as decreased carbon footprint, increased profit, reduced costs, and improved brand image; but there’s still a lot of confusion about them.
Plastic is one of the most used materials in the world today, but did you know just how many different types of plastic there are? Hundreds! Plastics are produced in so many different composites, with so many different characteristics and uses, that here we’re just going to focus on the most common types of plastic that we use in our packaging products.